General Assembly

The WFPHA General Assembly is held in Geneva each May at the time of the World Health Assembly. As the General Assembly is primarily a business meeting to conduct the affairs of the Federation, its main delegates are the representatives of its Member associations. However, others are often in attendance, including observers and other interested parties. The scheduling of the GA, usually on the first day of the WHA facilitates the participation of WFPHA Member representatives, who may be Members of their own government delegations, as well as WHO and key government officials, including Ministers or their representatives. The General Assembly is also the time for key WFPHA Committees to meet and conduct business. They normally hold their meetings on the day before the GA and then report their decisions to the GA the next day.

15th World Congress on Public Health

Mon Apr 03, 2017 Melbourne, Australia
The 15th World Congress on Public Health will be a Festival of Public Health to engage researchers, practitioners, academics, administrators, policy makers, industry representatives, students and stakeholders involved in public health from all over the globe.
Early bird registration has been extended to Monday 19 December 2016!
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World Congress on Public Health

The International Congress, which takes place every three years, is a scientific conference for public health professionals from around the world. Traditionally, the International Congress is hosted by a WFPHA Member and may take place in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the host organization. WFPHA convenes a scientific conference every three years. Health and development experts from around the world gather at the Congress to share ideas, experiences, and research. The site of each Congress is determined by a bid process undertaken by WFPHA. The Federation makes a deliberate effort to circulate the location of the Congresses among the world’s different regions so that the public health professionals in a given region have a chance to highlight public health in their own region at the WFPHA Congress. This means, however, that it is unlikely that two consecutive Congresses will be held in the same region. If you are a WFPHA Member and would like to host a Congress, please contact the WFPHA Headquarter to request a bid proposal form.

The World Congress on Public Health is the triennial global knowledge exchange event of the World Federation of Public Health Associations. It brings together public health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics and students from around the world.

Upcoming World Congresses on Public Health

3º Congresso de Política, Planejamento e Gestão em Saúde

Mon May 01, 2017 Rio Grande do Norte
O site oficial do 3º Congresso de Política, Planejamento e Gestão em Saúde da Abrasco, que acontecerá de 1 a 4 de maio de 2017, na capital do Rio Grande do Norte, já está no ar!


A terceira edição do congresso, que acontecerá no Centro de Convenções de Natal, tem como tema central ‘Estado e Democracia: O SUS como direito social’, e como presidente o professor Cipriano Maia, da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte.
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15th World Congress on Public Health

Mon Apr 03, 2017 Melbourne, Australia
The 15th World Congress on Public Health will be a Festival of Public Health to engage researchers, practitioners, academics, administrators, policy makers, industry representatives, students and stakeholders involved in public health from all over the globe.
Early bird registration has been extended to Monday 19 December 2016!
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WHO Executive Board

Wed Feb 01, 2017 Geneva, Switzerland
We would like to inform you that the WHO Executive Board meeting will take place in Geneva from 23 January-1 February.
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Past World Congresses on Public Health

Year

Place

Attendants

2017

Melbourne, Australia

 

2015

Kolkata, India

1'650

2012

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

3'600

2009

Istanbul, Turkey

1'200

2006

Brazil

14'000

2000

China

1'300

1997

Tanzania

700

1994

Indonesia

700

1987

Mexico

500

1984

Israel

500

1981

India

700

1978

Canada

600

1975

Germany

 

Upcoming Events

15th World Congress on Public Health

Mon Apr 03, 2017 Melbourne, Australia
The 15th World Congress on Public Health will be a Festival of Public Health to engage researchers, practitioners, academics, administrators, policy makers, industry representatives, students and stakeholders involved in public health from all over the globe.
Early bird registration has been extended to Monday 19 December 2016!
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National Public Health Week will be held from the 3rd-9th of April

Mon Apr 03, 2017 United States
During the first full week of April each year, APHA brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving the nation. For nearly 20 years, APHA has served as the organizer of NPHW. Every year, the Association develops a national campaign to educate the public, policymakers and practitioners about issues related to each year's theme.
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3º Congresso de Política, Planejamento e Gestão em Saúde

Mon May 01, 2017 Rio Grande do Norte
O site oficial do 3º Congresso de Política, Planejamento e Gestão em Saúde da Abrasco, que acontecerá de 1 a 4 de maio de 2017, na capital do Rio Grande do Norte, já está no ar!


A terceira edição do congresso, que acontecerá no Centro de Convenções de Natal, tem como tema central ‘Estado e Democracia: O SUS como direito social’, e como presidente o professor Cipriano Maia, da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte.
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Public Health beyond borders - Driving change with evidence

Tue Jun 20, 2017 The International Centre - Telford
Having introduced 'Evidence Into Practice' as a secondary theme for the 2016 conference, it now becomes the main theme for 2017.
As a public health community, we have an ever greater responsibility to implement the systems, policies and services that are as cost-effective and efficient as possible. Our 2017 conference in Telford is the opportunity to share the latest evdence, explore new ideas and ensure that current practice is the most effective we can deliver.
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Public Health Association of South Africa 2017 Conference

Mon Sep 04, 2017 Johannesburg, South Africa
The Public Health Association of South Africa invites the South African public health community and our international colleagues to Johannesburg, South Africa for our 13th annual conference. The theme of the 2017 conference is “A Global Charter for the Public’s Health”: Implications for Public Health Practice in South Africa.
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10th European Public Health Conference - Sustaining resilient and healthy communities

Wed Nov 01, 2017 Stockholm
Abstract submission is open until 1 May 2017. Abstracts are invited for workshops, oral presentations, pitch presentations and E-posters. Prizes will be awarded for the best oral, poster and early career professional’s presentation. Do not miss the opportunity to be recognised for your hard work.
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APHA Annual Meeting and Expo

Sat Nov 04, 2017 Atlanta
APHA's Annual Meeting & Expo is where public health professionals convene, learn, network and engage with peers. With the Annual Meeting, they strengthen the profession of public health, share the latest research and information, promote best practices and advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research. Come experience APHA. This year's theme is "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health."
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Swiss Public Health Conference 2017

Wed Nov 22, 2017 Basel, Switzerland
The Swiss Public Health Conference 2017 will take place from 22 to 23 November 2017 on "Personalized and Public Health" in Basel.
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9th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights (APCRSHR)

Mon Nov 27, 2017 Da Nang, Vietnam
The 8th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights with theme “Ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights for sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific” have been successfully organized with the participation of 1200 delegates from 29 countries in over the world in February 2016. In the Myanmar Conference closing ceremony, the traditional flag of organising the 9th conference has been handovered to the Vietnam Public Health Association (VPHA).
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Upcoming Member's Annual Meetings

15th World Congress on Public Health

Mon Apr 03, 2017 Melbourne, Australia
The 15th World Congress on Public Health will be a Festival of Public Health to engage researchers, practitioners, academics, administrators, policy makers, industry representatives, students and stakeholders involved in public health from all over the globe.
Early bird registration has been extended to Monday 19 December 2016!
Read more...

APHA Annual Meeting and Expo

Sat Nov 04, 2017 Atlanta
APHA's Annual Meeting & Expo is where public health professionals convene, learn, network and engage with peers. With the Annual Meeting, they strengthen the profession of public health, share the latest research and information, promote best practices and advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research. Come experience APHA. This year's theme is "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health."
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Swiss Public Health Conference 2017

Wed Nov 22, 2017 Basel, Switzerland
The Swiss Public Health Conference 2017 will take place from 22 to 23 November 2017 on "Personalized and Public Health" in Basel.
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Past Events

WHO Executive Board

Wed Feb 01, 2017 Geneva, Switzerland
We would like to inform you that the WHO Executive Board meeting will take place in Geneva from 23 January-1 February.
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Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research : Resilient and responsive health systems for a changing world

Fri Nov 18, 2016 Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Like the societies of which they are a part, health systems face constant new challenges. They must maintain a focus on health improvement even as they absorb unexpected shocks, respond to emerging needs and take advantage of new opportunities. At HSR2016 we will push the boundaries of health systems research in addressing the challenges of our changing world.
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Swiss Public Health Conference 2016

Tue Nov 15, 2016 Berne
Refugees and displaced persons - a challenge for the Swiss health system
15 November 2016, Berne

The theme of refugees concerns Switzerland all and according to experts, it will become even more relevant and important. Some 40,000 people applied for asylum in Switzerland during the past year. According to estimates of the Confederation, this number will be at least as high this year.
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9th European Public Health Conference - All for Health, Health for All

Sat Nov 12, 2016 Vienna, Austria
The EPH Conference aims to contribute to the improvement of public health in Europe by offering a means for exchanging information and a platform for debate to researchers, policy makers, and practitioners in the field of public health and health services research as well as public health training and education in Europe.
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Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health in Humanitarian Settings

Tue Oct 18, 2016 @09:00 - 10:30AM
Description
With the ever increasing attention on efforts to improve women’s and children’s health, major achievements have been made to reducing child mortality and improving maternal health. However, women and girls still remain particularly vulnerable to sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian crises, refugee camps, war or natural disasters.
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Belgian Association of Public Health 2016 Symposium 13 October

Thu Oct 13, 2016 Namur
The Belgian Association of Public Health annual conference will take place in Namur on the 13th October 2016. Exceptionally this year, the conference is organized in partnership with the Belgian Statistical Society (BSS), holding its annual conference 12 - 14 October. The joint session will focus on “Big Data and Public Health”.
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Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA) Conference 2016

Thu Sep 22, 2016 East London , South Africa
The 2016 Conference builds on the 2015 Conference theme of “Health and Sustainable Development: The Future”. The 2016 Conference affords an opportunity for more in-depth discussion and debate in relation to the SDGs. In particular, the 2016 Conference will focus on how public health education as well as practice will need to transform to achieve the SDGs.
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Course on “Public Health Advocacy” by Prof. Simon Chapman at the XXVII Minorca School of Public Health

Thu Sep 22, 2016 Minorca, Spain
The course (9 to 2.30 pm) will be divided between interactive lectures from Prof. Chapman on advocacy, particularly on media advocacy, and his recent research on the nature of influential research and researchers. All participants will participate in problem-based learning by working in small group on realistic scenarios of public health problems where advocacy is required to change public and political awareness and support. Practical information will be given on writing letters to newspapers, blogs and opinion page articles, and on strategic planning for interviews.
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Public Health in Africa and SDGs

Fri Sep 09, 2016 Ibadan, Nigeria
The SDGs have only recently been adopted by the United Nations as the bench mark for measuring progress in all human endeavours.
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6th Asia-Pacific Conference on Public Health | 1st ASEAN Health Promotion Conference

Fri Aug 26, 2016 Bangkok, Thailand
The 6th Asia Pacific Conference on Public Health and 1st ASEAN Health promotion Conference will be held in Bangkok from August 22 to August 26. In the occasion, a diversity of important themes will be largely covered by all speakers and invited experts. The main output of the event will be the discussion of public health approaches toward sustainable development.
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